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Tag Archives: infrastructure

Trams, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation in Today’s Cuba

  In November of last year I traveled to Cuba with a delegation led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to explore business and transportation development opportunities on the island. It was my second trip to Cuba, but my first since President Barack Obama’s historic reopening of diplomatic relations, so it was an inspiring time to be […]

Recent Adventures in Mobile App Development

When the Department of General Service’s Green Gov Challenge code-a-thon ended about a month ago, Acumen’s busy season of civic hacking and innovations contests came to a close, for now. In case you missed out: Back in June, Acumen cultivated our civic hacking chops at Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Hack My Ride 2.0 […]

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announces end of term

For the past four years, he has been advocating for high speed rail service, and expanding the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program that helped fund state road and bridge projects. Based on his unwavering support and deep understanding of where this nation should be on HSR, infrastructure investment, job creation, and sustainable […]

Why not run the high-speed rail corridor through Oakland?

With all the statewide and national controversy over high-speed rail (HSR) – from and to where, for how much, built by whom and when – now seems as good a time as any to muse about proposed routes. Residents on the Peninsula and in the city of Burlingame don’t want HSR coming through their neighborhoods. […]

An infusion of funding

President Obama’s strategy to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure with the federal infusion of $902 million in funds for high-speed rail (such as in San Joaquin Valley) and other inter-city rail projects means those of us in the transportation industry in California truly have the advantage of federal and state support. Especially in the Bay […]